Hi there! My best bet is your a photographer and you’re looking for new tips and tricks to spice up your personal portraits! Don’t be a ghost behind you work, own your craft, and be bold enough to stand next to it. Prove to the world you can make meaningful photographs that share who you are and don’t only capture other people’s moments and memories.
After not having shown my face for a long time behind the camera I thought I’d take it upon myself to portray who I am. So I started photographing myself and learning to push my boundaries! I added in new tools I have never branched out to learn before. Here’s where the magic happened began.
I used my 6D Canon Camera, and attached it to my tripod. ( I couldn’t use my 5D Mkiii, because it doesn’t have the capabilities of sharing wifi). Then I downloaded the EOS Canon Remote shooting app, and used my phone to see what angles my body was in. It’s like looking at yourself in a mirror.
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Then I adjusted myself in the phone, clicked the button, hid the phone, and held the pose I predetermined that I liked by finding what worked for me and my lengthly legs. Anyone here reading this have that problem too?
For example in the picture below I used a old bourbon glass I bought for my husband from Goodwill. It was old and classic and had tons of bumps and ridges on it so I held it to the end of the camera to make the lens shoot through the glass on the side. This also helped brighten up the image as I was up against a black background with a black shirt. It pushes the image to make it pop, and makes it a bit more punchy!
Here I used a pizza cutter to reflect the light and cut the image. I wore white on white with light wash jeans, because I wanted to portray new beginnings. So I wore an oversized old white shirt, fresh wet hair, and light background!
The more practice you have the better it will become! It is quite harder taking a self portrait of two people in the image ( you and your friend or you and your lover), so I would practice with yourself first before you add someone else into the photos.
I’d love to see what you created or if this helped you become more advanced in creating your advanced selfies!